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Best electric cars for towing

So, you want to do the right thing and buy an electric or hybrid car, but you also need to tow a caravan or trailer occasionally. What’s the best alternative-fuel car for you?...

Audi E-tron
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Claire Evans
18 May 2019 08:20

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Audi E-tron

Maximum towing weight 1800kg

The E-tron is Audi’s answer to the Jaguar I-Pace and Tesla Model X. As well as a pretty good towing capacity, it has plenty of power, tidy handling and a Real Range of 196 miles between charges.

Read our full review of the Audi e-tron

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Jaguar I-Pace

Maximum towing weight 750kg

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The I-Pace isn’t quite as swift off the line as the Model X, but it sprints past 62mph in 4.5sec and its standard passive suspension is good enough to mean you don’t need to splash out on the optional air setup. In our Real Range test, the I-Pace managed 253 miles on a single charge – better than almost every other electric car we’ve tested.

Read our full review of the Jaguar I-Pace

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Mercedes EQC

Maximum towing weight 1800kg

Mercedes EQC front

The EQC isn’t on sale yet, but we’ve been told prices will start at £65,650, which is more affordable than the Tesla Model X. It is powered by a newly developed electric powertrain that’ll be used across the Mercedes EQ range. Consisting of two electric motors – one powering the front wheels and another the rears – it gives the EQC four-wheel drive capability when required.

Read our news story on the Mercedes EQC


Tesla Model X

Maximum towing weight 2270kg

Tesla Model X

Not only does the Model X have an impressive towing capacity, but it also has a trailer mode, which automatically shuts off some advanced driver assistance aids, such as parking assist and automatic steering, and sets the suspension rather than letting it automatically adjust for height. With a starting price the wrong side of £100,000, it’s not going to be within many people’s budgets, though.  

Read our full review of the Tesla Model X


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